Matías Cortese

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Matias Cortese
Birth name Matias Cortese
Date of birth (1985-10-01) 1 October 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014
Northampton Saints
Biarritz Olympique
Bayonne
Pampas XV
Gloucester Rugby
US Colomiers
Liceo
Pampas XV
6
7
5
9
11
5
(5)
(0)
(0)
(5)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 8 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005- Argentina 13 (0)
Correct as of 17 November 2014

Matias Eduardo Cortese (born 1 October 1985 in Ampuero) is an Argentine rugby union player.

Cortese joined Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership for the 2006/07 season on a two-year contract.[1] After his release, Cortese then spent seasons with French sides Biarritz Olympique and Bayonne, before he returned to Argentina to join Pampas XV where they won the 2011 Vodacom Cup.

On 24 May 2011, Cortese was signed by Gloucester Rugby for the 2011/12 season.[2] On 22 June 2012, following his release from Gloucester, he signed for French club US Colomiers in the Pro D2, the second level of domestic rugby union in France.[3]

Matias Cortese won his first cap with Argentina where he made his international debut in 2005, as a replacement, against Samoa in an international friendly losing at 12-28. His other two test match appearances came in the 2010 South American Championship with Cortese playing against Chile and Uruguay.[4] He was recalled to Argentina squad for the 2014 summer-test series held in June.

References[edit]

Toulon sign Argentina hooker. http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,9818_9578853,00.html

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